Pennington Infant School English Vision.
At Pennington Infant School we strive to foster a genuine love for reading and writing. Our vision is for our pupils to develop the literacy skills required to succeed both in education and throughout their lives. We aim to give our pupils a rich understanding of writing for different purposes and seek to contextualize skill development. This can include creating poetry to display in the local church, or imagining we live within the story of 'The Lonely Beast' and need to campaign to either support or challenge the Beast's decision to live in our town. We believe that the best way to prepare our pupils for the next step in their education is to develop the necessary links between technical skills and a passion for reading and writing with creativity and a sense of purpose.
Reading is fundamental to success across the curriculum and practicing at home is a key factor in enabling children to succeed. To encourage the children to read at home even more we are running a raffle system every Friday. Each child that has read four or more times in the week leading up to the raffle will earn a ticket. Prizes won so far have include a range of small games, book marks, stationary and activity packs. Congratulations to those who have already won and many thanks to all the parents who are helping the children to with their reading. It is very noticeable to class teachers that children who have this vital support at home are more confident readers and develop an even stronger love for books. Keep up the reading at home and remember how important it is to talk about what is happening in the books while the children are reading them.